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World Journal of Dentistry

World Journal of Dentistry (WJD), an official publication of International Association of General Dentistry (IAGD), is a masterpiece ledger in dental research fraternity facilitating real-time peer-reviewed information on the subject. Its scope covers high quality and rationale research pertaining to the benefit of dental sciences, especially detailing the applied clinical aspect. The journal policies are directed to publish research applicable to the work field of a general dentist; the facts, thereby, can be utilized for the best welfare of the end users, i.e. patients.
World journal of dentistry does not limit itself to any specialization and, therefore, interests a wide range of readers throughout the globe. It also recognizes potential research establishing correlations between dental and general health, thereby giving due consideration to applied aspects of medical sciences over dentistry. Since its inception in 2010, the journal has invited manuscripts for submission from all over the world with prompt and prominence acceptance to interventional and longitudinal studies. The journal is committed to publish uncommon work in the state of the art and abide by international publication and IAGD policies for ethical demarcation and due standardization.
 

 

 

EDITORIAL POLICIES OF WJOUD

Editorial Process

  • All submissions are initially subjected to review by the editorial board and screened for plagiarism.
  • It will be then sent for ‘Double blinded peer review‚ to referees in appropriate specialties who have published recently on the subject. We will consider manuscripts for publication from any part of the world, but most particularly manuscripts that would be of interest to readers in the third world.
  • Manuscripts not submitted elsewhere for publication will be considered - Authors must provide an email address as all communication will be by email. Three files must be furnished: The Title page with covering letter, the manuscript in MS Word & author contribution/conflict of interest form. All articles submitted to the Journal must comply with these instructions. Failure to do so will result in return of the manuscript and possible delay in publication.
  • Submission of revised manuscripts - If any changes are made to the manuscript, please mark the changes as underlined or differently colored text in the article. If authors are requested to include a point to point response to reviewer’s comments, they can do so in the correction form template which will be mailed to them.
  • Copyediting - WJOUD is committed to maintaining a very high-quality process of professional scientific copyediting. The copyediting team members strive to produce grammatically accurate and scientifically appropriate content on all WJOUD PDF’s.
  • Proof Reading - Galley proofs will be sent to the author after the copyediting process is completed. Authors also receive a correction form in which they state the corrections desired, each sentence is numbered in the galley proofs to make the correction process author friendly.
  • Article Withdrawal - If an author decides to withdraw a manuscript prior after proof reading prior to publication then the reasons must be explicitly stated and explained.
  • Retraction of Article - WJOUD abides by COPE Retraction Guidelines. (http://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines_0.pdf)

Handling submissions from editors, employees, or members of the editorial board to ensure unbiased review

World Journal of Dentistry follows a fair process to ensure review of submissions from editors, employees, or members of the editorial board. On receiving such a manuscript the Editor-in-Chief directly steps in and ensures it is subjected to a double blind peer review process to reviewers unaware of who the authors are vice versa. On such occasions we seek to add new reviewers to the database or invite external reviewers for such special situations, this ensures ethical handling of manuscripts which may otherwise carry a bias.

Conflict of Interest Policy in Publishing

For Authors:

Authors are required to disclose all sources of institutional, private and corporate financial support for their study. Donors of materials (for free or at a discount from current rates) should be named in the source of funding and their location (town, state/county, country) included. Other donors will be identified in the text. If no funding has been available other than that of the author’s institution, this should be specified upon submission. Authors are also required to disclose any potential conflict of interest. These include financial interests (for example patent, ownership, stock ownership, consultancies, speaker’s fee,) or provision of study materials by their manufacturer for free or at a discount from current rates. Author’s conflict of interest (or information specifying the absence of conflicts of interest) and the sources of funding for the research will be published under a separate heading entitled ‘Conflict of Interest and Sources of Funding Statement".

For Editors:

The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers and the publisher as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author’s explicit written consent.

For Reviewers:

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.

Human Rights Policy and Patient Consent

International Dental Journal of Advanced Research encourages authors submitting manuscripts reporting from a clinical trial registered & bearing a clinical trial registration number and name of the trial. Authors must state that the protocol for the research project has been approved by a suitably constituted Ethics Committee of the institution within which the work was undertaken and that it conforms to the provisions of the Declaration of Helsinki. Available at http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/

Reports of randomized clinical trials should present information on all major study elements, including the protocol, assignment of interventions (methods of randomization, concealment of allocation to treatment groups), and the method of masking (blinding), based on the CONSORT statement. All randomized controlled trials submitted for publication should include a completed Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trial flow chart (please go to http://www.consort-statement.org/ for more information). WJOUD has adopted the ICMJE proposal that requires, as a condition of consideration for publication of clinical trials, registration in a public trials registry. Trials must register at or before the onset of patient enrolment. The clinical trial registration number should be included at the end of the abstract of the article.

For this purpose, a clinical trial is defined as any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects of health outcomes. Health-related interventions include any intervention used to modify a biomedical or health-related outcome (for example drugs, surgical procedures, devices, behavioural treatments, dietary interventions and process-of-care changes). Health outcomes include any biomedical or health-related measures obtained in patient’s participants, including pharmacokinetic measures and adverse events.

Purely observational studies (those in which the assignment of the medical intervention is not at the discretion of the investigator) will not require registration. Further information can be found at www.icmje.org

Consent for Identifying Information

All investigations on human subjects must include a statement that the subject gave informed consent.

Patient anonymity should be preserved. Photographs need to be cropped sufficiently to prevent human subjects being recognized or an eye bar should be used.

Animal Rights Policy

Any experiments involving animals must be demonstrated to be ethically acceptable and where relevant conform to national guidelines for animal usage in research. The Journal retains the right to reject any manuscript on the basis of unethical conduct of animal studies.

Studies covering the use of animal samples in research or animal experiments must be accompanied by a letter of approval from the appropriate Institutional Review Board or Animal Ethical Board committee.

When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether institutional and national standards for the care and use of laboratory animals were followed. The ethical standards of experiments must be in accordance with the guidelines provided by the CPCSEA http://cpcsea.nic.in/Auth/index.aspx

Further guidance on animal research ethics is available from the International Association of Veterinary Editors’ Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare http://www.veteditors.org/consensus-author-guidelines-on-animal-ethics-and-welfare-for-editors/

 

Open Access Policy

A comprehensive outlook on open access policy that we follow:

Open access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested in reading it without any restriction. This Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet access. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium (which is non-commercial) is permitted, provided the author/editor is properly attributed. All the periodicals are deposited immediately upon publication, without any technical, financial, gender limitations, in an agreed format on the journal website as well as archiving and indexing databases as applicable to a journal. All articles are self-archiving, with world-wide access through DOI (Digital Object Identifier) - standardized by the International Organization for Standardization, provided for individual article published.

We are fully archived on PORTICO.

Why open access publishing?

Restricted access to scientific research and advancements through subscription pay wall hinders communication within the scientific community. Moreover, restricted access can also hinder the education and dissemination of scientific knowledge to the aspiring younger generations who are keen to pursue a career in science. Increased productivity and development of science can only be achieved by diffusing knowledge and providing the facilities for creating permanent repositories such as Open Access.

The use of a Creative Commons 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) enables user/ reader/ peer to use the content with clear permission in a way that it can be reused and redistributed as long as the article source is appropriately given credit for non-commercial purpose.

 

 

PEER REVIEW POLICY OF WJOUD

World Journal of Dentistry strictly wishes to communicate to all its readers, contributors, authors and co-authors and other concerned not to indulge in any form of plagiarism. The Editorial Board and the Review Committee has decided to take a Serious View in the above matter and shall resort to appropriate action as and when required. Application of the peer-review process is an indication of journal standards and signifies the overall quality and integrity of the research presented and the completeness of bibliographic elements, especially cited references.

  • Inclusion of Funding Acknowledgements is also strongly recommended. Not only do they help create a greater context for the journal, they also function as a confirmation of the importance of the research presented.

Each manuscript submitted to World Journal of Dentistry if found to be suitable will be sent to atleast 2 reviewers for peer reviewing

“A DOUBLE BLINDED PEER REVIEW PROCESS IS STRICTLY FOLLOWED”

– The reviewer comments shall be intimated to the corresponding authors email

– The corresponding author should resubmit the manuscript with the corrections within 5 days

Each Manuscript shall be evaluated on the following basis:

  1. The originality of its contribution
  2. The soundness of its theory and methodology
  3. The coherence of its analysis
  4. Its ability to communicate to readers (Grammar & style)

Peer Review Policies adhered to by WJOUD:

  • Appointment of atleast two independent reviewers for each scientific article
  • Reviewers required declaring no conflict of interest
  • Reviews provided in a written form and containing explicit conclusion regarding acceptance/rejection of the article for publication
  • Non-disclosure of the names of reviewers in individual journal issues

Information for Authors

Generally, the receipt of a manuscript will be acknowledged within 2 days of submission. All manuscripts are subject to peer review by the Editorial board and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence.

Submissions will be considered by an editor and if not rejected by peer-reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors and vice versa.

The handling editor will not disclose any information about a manuscript or its review to anyone except the manuscript’s corresponding author.

The corresponding author will usually be notified within 2 weeks of whether the submitted article is accepted for publication, rejected, or subject to revision before acceptance. If revisions are required, authors are asked to return a revised manuscript to the Editorial Office via online within 1 week.

Information for Reviewer’s

In reviewing an article for World Journal of Dentistry we are interested in the overall opinion of the article and any comments you might wish to pass to the author to assist him/her in making the article publishable.

The editor would appreciate atleast one paragraph indicating why this paper makes a contribution to our knowledge. If it does not, your frank and candid opinion of why not would be most welcome.

Guidelines for Conducting the Review

Most important factors that must be considered by a reviewer are:

  • The article must match the area of expertise of the reviewer
  • It’s important to give a fair time to review an article so time is another constraint.
  • The manuscripts must not be shared with anyone by your own
  • Different people have different perceptions. Read an article and make sure that your review is in accordance to the article as well as need of the journal
  • You must hold your points with firm logical reasons
  • Your comments must be reasonable.

Communicating your report to the editor

  • The main parts of articles should be kept in mind while writing your report. It should not be very lengthy.
  • Specifying and matching the article with standard of journal is must.
  • The report has to be shared with the editor.
  • While making recommendations (either you reject or accept or give it for revising) keep in mind the general observation too.

Deadline for completion of peer-review

Timely review and timely publication always gives professional advantages and so it becomes important to meet the deadlines and send the report within the time period. The process of reviewing the article along with recommendations must be done within 14 days. Exceeding that will lead to delay in editor’s decision

 

Self Archiving Policy for Authors

Policies and embargo periods may vary from Journal to Journal. Unless otherwise stated on the Journal website author instructions page.

Authors may self-archive versions of their work on their own webpages, on institutional webpages, and in other repositories.

Abstract and Citation information

Authors may reuse the Abstract and how to cite information (e.g. Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their article anywhere at any time including social media such as Facebook, blogs and Twitter, providing a proper acknowledgment is offered and wherever possible a link including the DOI number is included linking back to the article on the Journal/JAYPEE JOURNALS website. This is available in how to cite information on the article online.

Submitted Version

Submitted version (SV) is recognized as the un-refereed author version of an article completed before submission for submission to a journal. This is often referred to as the “preprint” version. The author accepts full responsibility for the article, and the content and layout is set out by the author.

Authors may not make their for-submission version available anywhere at any time. This inhibits posting on their own personal websites, institutional or non-commercial subject based repositories, commercial platforms websites or repositories, and or social media.

Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) is the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, it is excluding copy editing and type setting and is often referred to as post-print version. JAYPEE JOURNALS carries this version on ready for production tab.

  • Immediately upload their AM to their own personal webpage (excluding commercial websites and repositories)
  • Immediately upload their AM to their institutional or other non-commercial subject based repositories on the provision that it is not made publicly available until after the specified embargo period ( as may be applicable)

In the journals where embargo period is applicable the authors after the completion of the embargo period may:

  • Upload their AM to institutional repository or other non-commercial repositories and make it publicly available.
  • Accepted Manuscripts may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories, unless the website or repository has signed a licensing agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.
Embargo periods

WJOUD is an open access journal which follows the Embargo period of 6 month’s. For details of a journal’s specific embargo period, please see the information for each individual journal on the About Journal Page.

When uploading an accepted manuscript to a repository, authors should include the following acknowledgment as well as a link to the accepted version. This will connect the published version to the AM version in the repository and help ensure that the article is cited correctly.

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. This accepted Version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL and DOI of the article on the Journal website].

Published Version

Published Version (PV) is defined here as the final typeset and edited version of the journal article that has been made available by JAYPEE JOURNALS on the respective journal website by formally and exclusively putting the article either in ‘online first’ or releasing it as a part of the complete issue of that journal.

The PV as it appears in the journal following copyediting and proof correction may not be deposited by authors in institutional repositories or posted to third party websites and made publicly available unless the article is published on an Open Access model licence ( CC-BY-NC 4.0) that allows for such posting. Authors may share their PV with private groups within their institution or through private groups on non-commercial repositories that are signatories to the STM Voluntary principles for article sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCN). The PV may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories unless the website or repository has signed an agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.

JAYPEE JOURNALS @ OPEN ACESS

Authors who have agreed to publish their article on an Open Access basis, and who have paid any associated fees, are entitled to make their article publicly available according to the terms of their selected licences. In the case of JAYPEE JOURNALS the CC-BY-NC 4.0 is the agreed licence which gives freedom for non-commercial sharing of articles by authors upon publication.

 

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement Of WJOUD

This Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011).

Editors’ Duties

Publication Decisions: The editor is responsible for deciding on accepting, rejecting or requesting modifications to the manuscript. In some instances, the editors may require multiple rounds of reviews and modifications. The editors communicate review result in a timely fashion. The editor reserves the right to edit, clarify or shorten the manuscript as deemed necessary.

Fair Review: The editor must ensure that each manuscript submitted to Architecture. Manuscripts are reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to the author’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy. The decisions will be based on the paper’s importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to the journal’s scope.

Confidentiality: The editor and editorial staff must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor and members of the editorial board of this journal shall not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without the author’s explicit written consent.

Authors’ Duties

Publication guidelines: Authors must follow the submission guidelines of the journal.

Originality, Plagiarism and Acknowledgement: Authors must ensure that the work they are submitting as theirs is entirely original. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere. Authors will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Authors sign a declaration stating that the manuscript and the illustrations within are original, or that he/she has taken all the necessary steps to avoid breach of copyright.

Multiple Submissions: Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior.

Authorship of the Paper: All authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research. The author submitting the manuscript to the journal ensures that all contributing co- authors and no uninvolved person(s) are included in the author list.

Conflict of Interest: Authors must notify the editors of any conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the manuscript.

Fundamental Errors: Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes at any point in time if the author(s) discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in submitted manuscript.

Reviewers’ Duties

Confidentiality: Reviewers must keep all manuscripts received confidential.

Acknowledgement of Sources: Reviewers must ensure that authors have cited all relevant published work referred to in the paper in the endnotes and bibliography. Reviewers will bring to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript and any other published paper they are aware of.

Standards of Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.

Supporting Argument: Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Conflicts of Interest: Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative or other relationships, or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the paper(s).

Promptness: In the event that a reviewer feels it is not possible for him/her to complete review of manuscript within the stipulated time he/she should notify the editor in a timely manner and withdraw from the review process.

COPE

WJOUD follows the high standards of peer review as set out in the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers.

All research articles and other article types are subjected to thorough peer-review, usually by at least 2 external peer-reviewers. After initial assessment by the journal Editor for suitability in the journal, the Editor will invite appropriate independent reviewers with sufficient and specific area of expertise. The Editors decision is made based on these reviewer reports, which are made available to the authors upon decision. Where the Editor of the journal is an author in the submission, adequate steps are taken to ensure blinding the Editor from the submission during peer-review. Further information about journals specific model of peer-review is found on the journal’s information pages


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